Infectious disease, health policy
Chief of the Division of General Pediatrics
Expertise: pediatric health policy; health care disparities; immunizations; breastfeeding; children with special health care needs and medical complexity; child health care financing; primary and preventive care
Kuo, a pediatrician and expert on children with special health needs, can discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic puts children with disabilities at significant risk.
Timothy F. Murphy
SUNY Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Expertise: infectious diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), vaccine development, children’s ear infections, health disparities, clinical and translational science
Murphy can discuss infectious diseases and how and why they spread, as well as vaccine development. He also can discuss how infections invade the respiratory tract.
Senior Associate Dean for Health Policy in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Expertise: Affordable Care Act, Medicare for all, health care policy, Medicare and Medicaid policy, clinicians’ response to the opioid epidemic
Nielsen is an expert on health care policy. A former president of the American Medical Association, she can discuss a variety of issues relating to health care policy, and the strategies to protect health care workers who are at risk of COVID-19.
Thomas A. Russo
Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine
Expertise: infectious diseases; superbugs; antibiotic resistance; drug and vaccine development
Phone: 716-829-2674. Russo can also be reached through Ellen Goldbaum in University Communications at 716-645-4605 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Douglas Sitler in University Communications at 716-645-9069 or email@example.com
Russo can discuss all aspects of infectious diseases, including COVID-19.
John A. Sellick Jr.
Professor of Medicine
Expertise: infectious disease, outbreaks and pandemics, vaccinations, bioterrorism planning, flu, Ebola
Sellick is an expert on infectious disease. He can discuss pandemics and medical issues involving the spread and prevention of infectious disease.
Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine in the Department of Medicine
Expertise: respiratory infections and lung disease, especially in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung infections, such as bronchitis and pneumonia
Phone: Sanjay Sethi can be reached through Ellen Goldbaum in University Communications at 716-645-4605 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Douglas Sitler in University Communications at 716-645-9069 or email@example.com.
Sethi, a pulmonologist and expert in COPD and respiratory infections, can discuss how COVID-19 affects patients, especially those with underlying lung disease.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health
Expertise: infectious disease epidemiology, including for influenza and coronavirus; preventive medicine; social distancing; pandemics
Zorich is an expert on the spread and prevention of infectious disease, including coronavirus and influenza. She can discuss topics such as surveillance, vaccines and preventive measures like social distancing and handwashing. Zorich served for 5 years as an active duty military officer, during which time she was involved in activities that included influenza surveillance.
Supply chains, emergency services
Chair of Operations Management and Strategy
Expertise: emergency services and disaster response; supply chain risk and resilience; creative and temporary operations; complex networks
Contact: Natalie Simpson can be reached most quickly through Jackie Ghosen in the School of Management Communications Office at 716-645-2833 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Simpson is an expert on emergency services and supply chain resilience. With regard to the coronavirus pandemic, she can discuss at-risk supply lines, the logistics of shelter-in-place, and the power of temporary organizations.
UB Distinguished Professor and Chair of Operations Management and Strategy
Expertise: global supply networks; supply chain disruptions; U.S. manufacturing, especially auto and steel industries; global manufacturing; U.S.-China-India trade; logistics; infrastructure; economic development
Contact: Nallan Suresh can be reached most quickly through Jackie Ghosen in the School of Management Communications Office at 716-645-2833 or email@example.com.
Suresh is an expert on global supply networks. He can discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting supply chains for everything from food and other groceries to health care supplies.
Gig Economy, workers
Associate Professor of Sociology
Expertise: labor movements, gig economy, job security, coerced labor, pay for college athletes, minimum wage, workfare
Hatton is an expert on the labor force, including the gig economy. She can discuss the impacts of coronavirus on workers, including those who are part of the gig economy and lack job security.
Stock market, financial impacts
Chair of Finance
Expertise: stock market; hedge funds; financial fraud; risk management and asset allocation; institutional investors; text analysis in finance
Contact: Cristian Tiu can be reached most quickly through Jackie Ghosen in the School of Management Communications Office at 716-645-2833 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tiu is an expert on financial issues. He can discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the stock market.
Impact on homeless people
Assistant Professor of Social Work
Expertise: homelessness, homeless youth and young adults, health issues affecting homeless populations
Bowen is an expert on homelessness. She can discuss the potential impacts of coronavirus on homeless populations, and how society can work to protect homeless people during this crisis.
Communication, information literacy
Assistant Professor of Communication
Expertise: misinformation; persuasion; effect of media content on audiences, including in health, science, politics and terrorism
Ophir is an expert on the effect of media coverage on opinions, beliefs, attitudes and behaviors, including in health, science and politics. He can discuss how news stories and social media impact people’s perceptions of COVID-19; trust in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health organizations; and intention to comply with CDC recommendations. Ophir can also discuss how people can avoid believing and spreading misinformation about the pandemic.
Assistant Professor of Geography
Expertise: social media, social media and politics, digital divides, misinformation (fake news), mapping social phenomena, volunteered geographic information (VGI), Big Data, gender and the Internet
Stephens analyzes social media to understand trends in society, including in health and politics. She can discuss how social media can address social isolation, provide information and foster dialogue about the COVID-19 pandemic. She is also interested in online rumors about coronavirus, and how organizations are working to detect and prevent misinformation.
Helen Wang is an associate professor of communication in the UB College of Arts and Sciences. She can offer insight into essential skills for navigating the media and finding accurate information during the COVID-19 and other crises.
Associate Professor of Communication
Expertise: science, health, environmental and risk communication
Yang is a health communication expert. She can discuss strategies for keeping communication about coronavirus clear and simple, and how people can find reliable information during the pandemic.